According to a study by Richard J. Light, of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, students who studied in groups learned significantly more than students who worked on their own.

Questions for Web 2.0 learners (distance learners):

  • Can the group experience be replicated through connection via computer?
  • How would various forms of “virtual groups” compare to “live groups” in terms of enhancing the educational outcomes?
  • Virtual group formats to be considered:
  • SecondLife
  • Elluminate
  • Skype
  • Blog
  • Wiki
  • FaceBook